preparation during pregnancy


Healthier mothers have healthier babies, says the UN chronicle. It also observes that when a woman gets inadequate medical care or none at all during pregnancy, childbirth, and the period thereafter, her baby also receives little or no medical care.
In some lands it may be difficult for a pregnant woman to get adequate care. Perhaps she has far to travel, or she may be unable to cover medical costs. Still, if at all possible, an expectant mother should try to get at least some professional prenatal care.
The following are steps to take during pregnancy. They include;
1. Choose your hospital, doctor, or midwife wisely by doing advance research.
2. Make a regular visit to your doctor or midwife, especially a trusting, friendly relationship.
3. Give careful attention to your health. If possible, take the appropriate vitamins, but avoid medication (even over the counter products) unless your doctor approves. It is wise to avoid alcohol. “although the highest risk is to babies whose mothers drink heavily, it is not clear yet whether there is any completely safe level of alcohol during pregnancy,” states the National institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
4. If you experience premature labour pains (prior to the 37th week), contact your doctor or maternity ward immediately. Prompt attention may help prevent a premature delivery and the complications that can result.
5. Document personal decisions relating to medical care. For example, many have found it helpful to have a durable power of attorney (DPA) card filled out ahead of time. Find out what is used and legally accepted in your country.
6. after the birth be mindful of your health and that of your baby, especially if the baby came prematurely. Consult the pediatrician right away if you observe any problems.
Newly wed mums are always at the cross road when it come to preparing and getting set to take in. the pressures, tensions and high expectations from family members and friends as regards to when the timing of the new baby will come. This thoughts and comments always put the new mothers under intense heats, but not to worry again as this article will seek to explain more about preparing and getting ready for pregnancy. Here I will also tell you how to know your safe and free periods so as to easily beat that fear and
anxieties of pregnancy and become a smiling mother tomorrow!
According to figures released in October 2007, one woman dies nearly every minute-536,000 a year-because of problems associated with pregnancy.-United Nations Population Fund
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For all I know and read was gotten from this book and I highly recommend it for you and expectant mother. I wish you a safe delivery when the time comes for you to put to bed.

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